Time is drawing nigh! At the end of June we’ll be flying to Portland to experience the Pacific Northwest firsthand … Continue reading Harry’s Ridge at Mount Saint Helens
The best exercise for hiking is hiking. But most of us, unfortunately, can’t be hiking all the time. Here are some of … Continue reading 8 best exercises to get fit and stay fit for hiking
I had a half-Vietnamese roommate in college, and his mom’s specialty (as far as we were concerned) was rice paper-wrapped … Continue reading Homemade spring rolls
Next, in an ongoing series of articles about the 7 Leave No Trace principles for outdoor activities like camping and … Continue reading Leave no Trace – Dispose of waste properly
A couple of years ago I took a group of Boy Scouts hiking at Percy Quin State Park. We did … Continue reading Was it a hike or a swim!
The Leave No Trace foundation is a national organization that helps to protect the land, flora, and fauna, by teaching … Continue reading Leave no Trace – Travel and camp on durable surfaces
In the spring the weather begins warming up, trees begin greening, and hikers get the itch to be outside! But humans … Continue reading Is that snake poisonous or not?